Lincoln - The Red squad
struck first with one run in the bottom of the first inning, but a four-run third
inning for the White team was the difference in a 6-3 win for the Whites in the
first game of the Huskers' annual Red-White Series.
Kalkowski and Bryan Peters each had two RBIs for the White team, while their
pitching staff gave up one earned run and struck out seven Red batters.
Offensively for the Reds, freshman Austin Darby blasted a triple to right field
and Richard Stock, a transfer from USC, accounted for the team's two RBIs.
top of the third opened with an error by shortstop Kurt Farmer on a ball of the
bat of Michael Siwa and then pitcher Brandon Pierce walked Kevin Terry to give
the White team runners on first and second with no outs. Following a strikeout by
Ty Kildow, leadoff hitter Michael Pritchard beat out an infield single to
Farmer to load the bases. Peters then worked a seven-pitch walk to tie the game
at 1-1. Kale Kiser followed with a sac fly to center to score Terry before
Kalkowski delivered a single to plate Peters and Pritchard.
added another run in the fifth after reaching first on a two-out infield single
and then stole second base. Peters followed with a single to center drive in
Prichard, extending the White lead to 5-1.
Red team entered the bottom of the seventh down 6-2, but had life following a
lead-off single from Cory Burleson. Rich Sanguinetti moved Burleson to second
on a fielder's choice and then Stock drove him in with a two-out single
following a strikeout by Chad Christenson. Austin Christensen drew a walk to
move Stock to second, which brought up the tying run in Farmer, but Chris
Williams got him to ground out to end the game.
Huskers will play game two of their three-game series tomorrow at 5 p.m. with a
seven-inning game at Hawks Field, before wrapping up the series on Saturday
with a nine-inning game at 11 a.m. Admission is free on both days and parking
is free on Friday, but it will cost $25 to park on Saturday in the parking lot
due to the football game. Fans are encouraged to try and find parking on the
Note - Stats are just a
bit off due to Kiser and Burleson missing the first inning due to class… stat
program doesn’t let you start with nine batters and then add a 10th after
the game starts so I had to leave them in and count their at bats. Put them
both on with HBP and Burleson came around to score in first to throw off the
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